As part of the Sage Course Companion series, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of penology. It provides hints and tips on how to apply this information to maximum effect in coursework and examinations. This is a highly accessible text is for those new to prison studies, or for anyone looking for a refresher. It provides structure and background for all prison and punishment modules on undergraduate criminology/ criminal justice degrees. Written in a straightforward and clear style, the book gives detailed explanations for all academic terms used.

The History and Aims of Imprisonment

The History and Aims of Imprisonment

The history and aims of imprisonment

Core Areas:

  • the Bloody Code
  • the age of reform
  • the ‘great experiment
  • the aims of imprisonment in the twentieth century
  • the history and aims of imprisonment in Northern Ireland and Scotland

Running Themes

  • Human rights
  • Less eligibility
  • Managerialism
  • Penal reform
  • Rehabilitation

Key penologists

John Howard (1726–90) A wealthy aristocrat with profound religious conviction, Howard became Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773. He ...

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